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County Cork: Whale & Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

1. County Cork: Whale & Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Enjoy seascapes and the rugged Irish coastline as you cruise through the water spotting marine animals on this adventurous boat excursion. Catch sight of sunfish and even basking sharks with the help of a local skipper. Set off from the North Pier of Baltimore and head out to see offshore islands and marine wildlife. Walk around the deck for a panoramic experience. Sit to watch the wildlife in comfort and shield yourself from the wind when it's cooler. Learn about the wildlife from your expert guide.

Cork: 2-Hour Guided Cork Harbour Scenic Cruise

2. Cork: 2-Hour Guided Cork Harbour Scenic Cruise

Cruise along the River Lee and through Lough Mahon on a picturesque sightseeing tour. Enjoy 360-degree views from the top deck to witness Cork Harbour and beyond in all its glory. Come across important historical sights, which include excellent views of Blackrock Castle, now housing an observatory and restaurant. Spot Martello Towers and travel past the colorful town of Passage West and Haulbowline Island, with a vast history as a 17th-century military base. Sit back and relax, but keep your eyes open for some exciting sightings, such as seals, luxurious yachts, fortifications, and cultural landmarks.

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A very enjoyable afternoon. We boarded on time then the friendly skipper, Gerry, gave us all the essential information. The boat was a great size for the number of people on board and everyone was able to get a good view whenever anything was spotted. We weren’t lucky enough to see any whales but we did see some dolphins, seals and puffins. I would definitely go again, our whole group (3 adults, a teen and a preteen) thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.

This trip was really nice. We saw dolphins, seals and a sunfish! We may go back in the future to see if we are lucky to see humpback whales! The only thing I wouldn’t recommend if you get dizzy easily as the Irish Sea can be rough sometimes.

We had a great trip and saw lots of dolphins. The staff were excellent and were happy to help and answer any questions. Little disappointed we didn't see a whale but overall an excellent trip with brilliant weather

Great tour with a very experienced captain We saw a lot of dolphins but also a small choice unfortunately I can't remember the name and two adult fin whales (second largest animal in the world)

It is a super trip where the captain does his best to show you dolphins and whales.